I know better than to let anyone at Sephora do any makeup services on me, but I had a moment of weakness yesterday, and I let them do my eye makeup and apply false lashes. I am 50 years old, and you just cannot put eye makeup on me like you would on an 18 or 25 year old. I walked out of there looking like an aging circus clown, and I honestly looked freakish. It made me feel so old, ugly, and depressed. Also, the lighting in-store was so poor that I could not see the full result of just how freakish it was until I walked out into the sunlight. I really wish that Sephora would be a little more sensitive to the needs of us older gals. I doubt that will ever happen, because I see such a reluctance for them to even add a mature skin section to this forum even after several of us have requested it. I am not even sure what I am expecting from posting this, but I just feel so awful and traumatized today. The whole experience just left me feeling so badly about myself and aging
I find that when I do my makeup shopping. I tend to always buy purple shades in shadows, liners, and crayons. I don't know why that is, but it's my go to color. So I want to know what's everyone go to color? What draws you in over and over.
So I've accumulated a decent collection of brushes and have started to wonder when/how would you use each of them. I mean I know the powder brush, the eyeliner brush and the crease brush, but aside from that..... What are your favorite brush brands? or which brand for which type? - Absolutely love the round Sephora concealer brush - Like Real Technique Expert Face brush for foundation, even better than the US one, mostly because it's a tad less dense and easier to clean. What type of brush do you use most often? eyeshadow, crease, smudge, eyeliner, stippling, fan, round powder, domed, angled? - I usually use an eyeshadow or crease brush to dust on 1 or 2 shadows and that's it (along with eyeliner and curled lashes). - For face I usually use round powder brush for everything, sometimes fan brush for pigmented blush/bronzer. Tips for using brushes? - I just got into foundation recently, and for the life of me cannot get un-streaky finish with the flat foundation brush, so I always put a little foundation on back of my hand and pick up a little with a dense round brush then dust on with short strokes. It gives me a more natural finish, and I use less. o.O And lastly, has anyone tried Japonesque brushes? I fell in love with their Safari Chic collection. .
Ebates has Origins at 4%, but Mr Rebates has them at 10% cash back. Plus you get free shipping! It's through 3/11, so don't wait too long. I'm saving up for Chic Week otherwise I would make a purchase!
So last week my Too Faced Chocolate Bar palette came in and I've been playing around with it for the past week. I LOVE THIS PALETTE!!!!! This will definitely be a staple in collection. This is one of the looks I came up with. I used: Haute Chocolate on my lid MAC Swiss Chocolate in my crease (my transition color plus it fit the theme) Semi- Sweet (to deepen the crease a bit) Triple Fudge in my outer corner Salted Caramel as my browbone highlight Amaretto and Hazelnut in my inner corner. Wet N' Wild Gel liner NYC Liquid liner Rimmel Extra Super Lash mascara Ardell Demi Wispies (cut in half. Used inner half) MAC Sweet as Cocoa Blush MAC Magnetic Appeal and Superb EDSFs Sleek Contour Kit in Medium RiRi Hearts MAC Bad Girl RiRi lipstick MAC Cork lipliner Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie lipgloss in Rebel (My brows are Anastasia Dipbrow in Ebony and Chocolate and Rimmel Brow Pencil in Black-Brown)
I remember seeing a thread a while back about weekly hauls. Although I never posted to it, I enjoyed stalking it. Now, I cannot find it. Thus, I decided to start a new one. What did you get this week? Did you receive any products you are super excited about. For me, it was Benefit's First Class Flirts. It was out of stock when I first tried to buy it. I love all of the items in it, so I was excited for the set. The best part is That Gal (my favorite primer) is 2/3 the full size item. What a great deal! I was also excited to see that Ulta was selling all Mustela items for 50% off. That is the line my boys use, so I scooped up quite a few things! I have also been hitting the gym pretty hard, so I needed some new workout gear. Share your haul here.
I have no idea what term or terms I have violated. This is ridiculous, and as a VIB, my personal right to purchase is offended by some insane rules that I don't know. PLEASE let me know the specific reasons for why my orders have been cancelled, and what are the solutions. I spent a lot of time to pick up gifts for my friends and colleagues elaborately, and after I made my orders, I waited and waited for another a lot of time. When I checked order status, I was mad to find that my orders were freakingly cancelled. Can you imagine what status I am now? This totally ruined all my perfected plan for my friend network, even to my career circle. When I sent email to ask the reasons, how can you just easily replied me by checking your company's term of use, which is as long as the GREAT WALL.
So I fell in love with a set of Japonesque brushes that's available at Ulta, Beautybar and Dermstore for full price. The only site that have any applicable promo going on seems to be beautybar, which have a refer-a-friend program. So, refer me? =)
I'm sure you guys all have your favourite products that just aren't quite right on their own but turn into magic when mixed with something else. For me, it's Illamasqua Skin Base-- it's the perfect colour but I find it a bit thick and heavy coverage on its own, so I mix it with primer and/or moisturiser. I mixed it with Revlon Photoready Perfecting Primer today, and BAM. Perfect finish. So now I'm curious: what products do you mix? Foundation with a different base product, magic eyeshadow combinations, gorgeous lip combos? Share, share!
Ebates sent out an e-mail this morning saying that instead of 4% off at Sephora it will be 8% again. I don't know how long it will last, but I thought I would share in case someone had been waiting on it to go back up. Happy shopping!
Hello :3 I am in need of a new skincare/makeup routine. I'll post the skincare questions in another discussion, so I'll focus this one on makeup. I've been wearing the same makeup every day for the past two years. I'm really getting sick of it, but I'm scared to try something new. This is what I currently do: 1. BB cream (Dr. Jart Black Label Detox, Boscia, or Smashbox) 2. Powder (Make Up For Ever Pro Finish Powder foundation, applied lightly) 3. Blush (drugstore- Milani Luminoso it's peach w/ shimmer. Tried orgasm, didn't like it) 4. Eyeshadow (light brown over eyelid, white on browbone, drugstore - I think it's Maybelline) 5. Liquid Eyeliner top lid (Stila, Black) 6. Mascara 7. Lips (idk I always use something different. chapstick, bright pink, or tarte lipsurgence shimmer color I have that Im wearing in the photo, I don't really like the color it ages me a bit, but I like the product) I'm Mac NC25 if that helps! I really want a new routine and a new look. I would get a makeover done in Sephora but I'm honesty too shy to do that haha. Idk if I should try some brown pencil liner? Different shadows? A different blush color? (Im actually sick of that one) Thank you I appreciate it!!! =) ♥♥♥
Ok, this needs to be done. Starting this thread has been mentioned before, but I'm taking the leap. Below, I'll start a list of commonly mispronounced beauty brands, so please comment if you want to correct me or add another brand. This is for all you perfectionists out there! Anastasia : ah-na-STAH-see-uh Borghese : bore-GAY-zeh Boscia : BOE-sha Bourjois : boor-zjwah Caudalie : COE-dah-lee Chanel : shun-NELL Chantecaille : shahn-tuh-KAI Ciate : see-AH-tay Clinique : clih-NEEK Ellis Faas : EHL-is FAHS Estee Lauder : EHS-tay LAH-der Givenchy : zjee-VON-shee Guerlain : gare-LAHN Illamasqua : il-lahm-MAS-ka Jouer : zjoo-EH Jurlique : jer-LEEK Koh Gen Do : coh gen doh (hard g) Kevyn Aucoin : KEH-vin ow-CWAH Korres : koh-REHZ Laura Mercier : LOH-rah mehr-see-AE (r is a French nasal r) Lancome : lahn-comb L'Occitane en Provence : LOHX-ee-tahn uhn pro-VAHNCE LORAC : lah-ROCK Marchesa : mar-KAY-zuh NYX : nix Ole Henriksen : OO-lah ON-rick-son Omorovicza : oh-more-oh-VEET-sah Shiseido : shih-SAY-doh Shu Uemura : SHOO oo-eh-MOO-rah Stila : STEE-lah Yves Saint Laurent : EVE sahn loh-RAHN Feel proud if you've been saying them right! We're all pretty much brand snobs here, be it Neutrogena or Tom Ford. Also, the French people are annoying. Most of these brands are French!
Hey everyone! The Balm is on Haute Look today. I was waiting with bated breath for the little notice it was live and immediately headed over there and got an item or two. The selection is nice- eye shadows, lipsticks, conceal ours. On my quest for copper shadows, I ended up finding 1 there that may work! happy makeup shopping!
Ever since Urban Decay was bought out my L'Oreal (Grrrrrr) I've been quite confused as to what brands sold at Sephora do and don't test on animals. Could someone please let me know what brands do and don't test on animals? This also includes third party testing, being owned by a parent company that tests on animals (which is Urban Decay's case with L'Oreal) and whether or not the brand sells their products in China (which because of their government requires animal testing). Does Boscia test on animals? Only brand that I know of that for sure doesn't test is Tarte and while I like a lot of their products...not all of them work for me and I don't like buying drugstore makeup (though granted it IS cheaper...but only because you can't test the products out in the store before you buy them).
I'm not very familiar with different makeup brands and I'm looking for something with natural or organic ingredients. I'm open to a wide price range. I'm not looking for any specific products, but I'm definitely open to any suggestions! In addition I'm looking for a natural self-tanner. Thank you in advance!! Have a wonderful day!
Hi Everyone! I recently placed my order for the new Divergent collection from Sephora and I am so excited that I don't have much patience waiting for it to arrive. I was hoping to find out if someone else purchased and already received their kit? Does anyone have any swatches? I would love to see them, it would help me out with the whole waiting process.
Hi, I thought it would be interesting to fore-lay your experiences with make-up, starting with adolescence and even childhood. This can also help for parents whose children want to get into make-up and figure out how much is too much or what's good for them before going to the Guerlain/Givenchy/Dior gondolas in Sephora. I'll start. Name: Jenn Age: 22 First make-up product: Bonne Bell Lip Smackers Flip Gloss Age of first Sephora visit: 12 or 13. What's funny was I got mad at my dad for not letting me go to Stoneridge (Pleasanton, CA) because I wanted to go to a Sephora and see what was cool about it. My dad then brought me to ValleyFair (Santa Clara) instead because he knew the area better than Pleasanton. And yes, there was a very big Sephora and I still believe Valley Fair trumps Stoneridge. Your full make-up biography: Started using make-up in 6th grade because of school pictures, which was terrible because I didn't know how to use foundation! I just caked it all on my face! HAHA. Then went to Sephora in 7th grade, didn't buy anything my first time, but when I went with my friends, I think I brought a Cargo eyeshadow in green. Back then I used more drugstore than prestige. 9th grade, I think I started phasing out the drugstore and by college... BYE BYE DRUGSTORE! Then I started using mostly Guerlain by sophomore year, except my make-up bag got stolen by United, which had MOST of my Mac products. BOOO! My advice: Skin is more important, once you wear make-up all the time, it becomes obvious when you don't wear make-up, so I don't use it as much.
For whatever reason I'm just not able to tell the difference. For those who have tried both which do you find to be the better performer? I've tried UD, Skindinavia, and Ben Nye Final Seal and found Ben Nye to be the best. However, an artist told me it's not meant for everyday use so I'm trying to move on. I picked up the KvD when it finally restocked last month, but I have a short memory and don't know if it's any better than the UD version. Thoughts?
I am asian and I have yellow/warm undertone. My skin is light-medium. I love their tinted moisturizer but I feel that I have the wrong shade. I asked for help from the staff at sephora but I was not satisfied... Any advice or help are much appreciated! Thank you.
I went to the Sephora inside Jcpenny yesterday and SA was so helpful and so sweet. Not only did she remember me she also remembered me saying what problem area's I had and she directed me to some great product's that she thought would help me. Thank You Megan at store #0251
Hey ladies, I was called a brand snob yesterday. I can't help that I like pretty things like gold packaging! I don't know, I think the gold and luxury beauty products look so pretty on your vanity, but of course I buy drugstore too (Milani, revlon, ect). I was really offended by this because I buy all types of makeup from different places and it was my MOM that called me a brand snob. Have you ever been called that before? I've had this issue with my mom before with other things too. I don't know I spend my own money on this stuff and I like to treat myself (and I actually use it) so I don't know why she has a problem with how I spend my money.
Hi, I wanted to ask recommendations for a couple of different things. I wanted to see what you blush stick you think would be best for me? I have a light olive complexion and I''m looking for the right shade for blush. I've used both pink shades as well as darker shades that are like bronzers. Also ideally I'd like to use products that aren't tested on animals. I'd love any recommendations you have.
I'm going to Miami next month. Any suggestions on a foundation for humidity? I'm from California where the weather is much drier. I'm going for a bachelorette party so I'd like to look fabulous 24/7. Other suggestions besides foundations are welcome too. Thanks!
Eleven new WG brushes coming to Beautylish! The Face Set: $265, available in March And the Eye Set: $148, available in April Whyyyy...I totally can not afford these right now, but I am certain that I will buy at least a few individual brushes!